I was stopped at a Howard County DUI checkpoint and the officer charged me with drunk driving, but I wasn’t intoxicated. What should I do?

It’s a fear among drivers that they will receive DUI charges when they aren’t even intoxicated, and unfortunately, it’s possible. A variety of reasons could cause the officer to think you are drunk at a Howard County DUI checkpoint when you really aren’t. If this is the case, you’ll need a lawyer on your side to help you prove your case.

Your Medical Health

Certain medical conditions can cause you to appear intoxicated during a Maryland DUI checkpoint when you really aren’t. The lawyer may be able to help you prove that it is the condition that made it seem like you were intoxicated.

Your Mental State

Feeling nervous and scared during a checkpoint even when you aren’t intoxicated is common. This altered state can affect your performance during a test and leave the officer thinking you are, in fact, under the influence. The attorney may be able to help you prove that it was your nerves that caused you to perform a certain way, not drugs or alcohol.

The Officer

You may feel as though the officer conducted the tests improperly, and that is why you received a Maryland DUI charge. This very well could be the case and a lawyer may be able to help you prove that and help you get your charges dropped.

If you feel you were wrongly accused of drunk driving, when stopped at a Howard County DUI checkpoint, a lawyer from Jimeno & Gray, P.A., may be able to help.

Call us at (410) 590-9401 for more information and to request your free copy of the book The ABCs of DWIs in Maryland, written by lawyer Gregory Jimeno, when you call.

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